The theme of environmental crisis has been present in the public debate for several decades, and forcefully resurfaced in 2015 when the 2030 Agenda containing the goals of sustainable development was launched, including the preservation of all forms of life, the struggle against global warming and the production of clean and renewable energy. In the same year, the publication of the papal encyclical Laudato si’ on “integral ecology” and the conclusion of the Paris agreements on climate change also prompted debate on this theme. Throughout the years, environmental issues have progressively permeated the realm of scientific research as well.
The editors of a forthcoming volume are seeking concise essays of approximately 5,000 words about any aspect of Star Wars storytelling that has emerged since Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012. We are seeking pieces that are academically rigorous, but accessible to the general reader.
Submissions (2/28/2022 & Rolling Thereafter)
Survive and Thrive (S & T) seeks papers, creative nonfiction, personal narratives, poetry, visual arts, and media in the medical humanities for its open issue (nearly complete for Spring 2022) and its poetry issue (Fall-Winter 2022). Deadlines for earliest consideration are the last day of February 2022; deadlines for subsequent issues will roll throughout the year. See https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/survive_thrive/
Aims & Scope (2/28/2022)
Trace, a peer-reviewed, open-access, and interdisciplinary journal seeks proposals of 250-300 words for its upcoming issues thematized around AI. Trace considers the material and ethical impacts of media in all forms with specific interest in scholarship that theorizes the confluences of technology, culture, and life.
This issue invites proposals for articles that analyze and critique the various and sometimes contested representations of Artificial Intelligence (AI). We especially encourage papers that consider non-Western narratives, as well as relatively recent ones from a range of mediums. Topics can include but are not limited to:
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IN SEARCH OF THE ESSENCE OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE
26-27 May, 2022
The 7th International Academic Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences is a must-attend event for the academic community. Join us on the 19-21 of August in the dynamic city of Paris. IACHSS continues to recruit top speakers in the field, showcase findings from the latest research, and provide premier networking opportunities.
CFP: 56th Annual Comparative World Literature Conference
Culture Jamming and the Art of Subversion: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
Venue: California State University, Long Beach. Mainly in person with a handful of sessions on zoom.
Dates: April 13 and 14, 2022
The Child of the Future Call for Paper ProposalsDeadline for submission: January 5th, 2022 University of Cambridge, St John's College | Thursday June 30th – Friday July 1st, 2022 "...the symbiont children developed a complex subjectivity composed of loneliness, intense sociality, intimacy with nonhuman others, specialness, lack of choice, fullness of meaning, and sureness of future purpose." (Haraway, 2016, Staying With The Trouble, p.149) After living through a once-in-a-generation pandemic, whilst in the midst of a slowly-evolving climate crisis, our expectations about what the future of humanity will look like have been called into serious question.
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American Religion and Literature Society
American Literature Association
33rd Annual Conference
May 26-29, 2022
The Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603
Professing Literature / Professing Faith: A Roundtable Discussion
Penn State’s Center for American Literary Studies presents
The Role of the Humanities in Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy
Friday, January 21, 2022, Noon–1:00 p.m. EST via Zoom
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email
Special thematic dossier | STEM in US Popular Culture: Assessing Gender Discourse, Stereotypes and Mainstreaming
Editors: Laura Álvarez Trigo (Universidad de Alcalá) and Erika Tiburcio Moreno (Universidad Complutense)
Cavell and KuhnSpecial Issue of Conversations: The Journal of Cavellian Studies Deadline for abstract submissions: May 15, 2022 Contact email:Brad.email@example.com@lboro.ac.uk There is no question that Stanley Cavell and Thomas Kuhn deeply influenced one another. Both testify to this influence in their published writings. Cavell, for his part, announced that he could not “exaggerate the importance” of his “intellectual companionship” with Kuhn in the preface to The Claim of Reason.
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS
Revealing Posthuman Encounters in Performance
Edited by Stefano Boselli and Sarah Lucie
to be published by Routledge
Abstract proposals due by February 28, 2022
Revealing Posthuman Encounters in Performance is an intervention to reframe current theatre studies methodologies to attend to the broader spectrum of non-human actors and the crucial ways they exert agency in the theatre event.
This panel investigates the centrality of childhood to the rapidly changing medical and scientific landscape of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, an era that saw the development of Darwin’s theories of evolution, the rise of wide-spread support within the scientific community for eugenics, and the medicalization of birth, of neurodivergence, and of gender and sex. Papers will interrogate how various scientific/medical discourses used actual children as subjects, and how these discourses relied on the imagined figure of the child to bolster scientific claims around “naturalness,” plasticity, race, and gender, and to justify invasive medical practices performed on both children and adults.
The 2nd International Conference on Medical Humanities in the Middle East (online)
April 9-10, 2022
Since COVID-19’s first infection, the virus has mutated. Each expected virological mutation summons increased governmental and medical surveillance, received both positively and suspiciously by the public. The instituted state of exception was most aggressively diagnosed by the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben. Agamben, however, is not alone in theorizing the pandemic. Thinkers like Slavoj Zizek, Jean-Luc Nancy, Sergio Benevenuto, and Catherine Malabou have also published reflections on the virus’s spread. In fact, a veritable sub-section of academic publishing has emerged due to the virus.
Between Heaven and Ground: exploring new atmospheres
The atmosphere is an ever-present component of the Earth, and although airy and diffuse, gives rise to an endless multiplicity of realisations, affects and presences. The epistemological and ontological vagueness of the atmosphere belies the criticality of the atmosphere as central to conditions of being (both human and more-than-human), and as a material site for attention and attunement. As Lyall Watson writes in Heaven’s Breath, ‘the more we learn about our atmosphere, the more substantial it becomes… close to being a living tissue in its own right’ (1985: 146).
Call for Papers
Intersections and the Anthropocene: Sustainability, Ethics, and Gender
Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, Georgia
March 31-April 1, 2022
Review of submissions begins December 15th and ends February 15th.
Oxford Literary Review 45.1, July 2023. "What might Eco-deconstruction be?”
It is not I who deconstruct; rather, something I called ‘deconstruction’ happens to the experience of a world, a culture,
a philosophic tradition: ‘it’ deconstructs, ça ne va pas, there is something that budges, that is in the
process of being dislocated, disjointed, disadjoined, and of which I begin to be aware. Something is
‘deconstructing’ and it has to be answered for.” (Jacques Derrida, in A Taste for the Secret (2001).
This seminar departs from the idea that we need a clearer understanding of elemental forms—traditional and non-traditional—that are in different stages of becoming formless (loss, disappearance, transmutation etc.). On the one hand, we build up on the critical genealogy of the formless (l’informe), a concept once popularized by Bataille in the surrealist journal Documents (1929-30) and later taken up by Bataille’s readers, most famously by Rosalind Krauss & Yves-Alain Bois (1997) and Georges Didi-Huberman (1995). While, on the other hand, we also welcome proposals that conceptualize the formless through different disciplinary vantage points and bring it to bear on the question of elemental forms.
As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report concludes, our planet’s landscapes are rapidly undergoing drastic short-term transformative changes due to anthropogenic factors. The wholesale thawing of Arctic permafrost stands to exacerbate planetary warming to runaway levels (p. 1270); droughts in arid areas are massively exacerbated by agricultural activity (p. 1984); greenhouse gas emissions disrupt natural weather systems so greatly that new microclimates emerge (p. 3514); ocean acidification threatens the viability of aquatic ecosystems (p. 1200); biodiversity is in rapid decline around the globe (p. 211); sea level rise will reclaim vast areas of low-lying land (p.
Feeling, Form, Mind: A Conference on the Thought of Susanne K. Langer
An interdisciplinary conference by the Susanne K. Langer Circle in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
June 22–24, 2022
Susanne K. Langer (*1895; † 1985) is widely known for her contributions to a variety of fields ranging from the philosophy of art to mathematical logic. Her thought continues to be felt across diverse traditions, in theory as well as in artistic practice.
Call for Papers for ARISTEIA: The Journal of Myth, Literature, and Culture
Myth, Deep Time, Extinction, Survival
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INTERFACES: Representing Human and Environmental Vulnerability
in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
University of Granada
9-10 June, 2022
We are pleased to welcome you to the 14th International Conference on Humanities, Psychology and Social Sciences. Taking place on the 29th- 31st of July in the vibrant city of Dublin, Republic of Ireland, it will bring together a truly international community of academics to share experiences and exchange research findings on all aspects of specialized and interdisciplinary fields. This is a premier learning opportunity, combined with vibrant networking activities and engaging discussions on the latest innovations, trends, and practical concerns and challenges in the field.
The Chesapeake Digital Humanities Consortium (CDHC) invites submissions for its third annual conference: Digital Pandemic Studies: Public Health and Structural Oppressions In the early 2020s we as citizens of the world find ourselves grappling with two pandemics - COVID-19 and its long tail, race and structural oppressions in public life, and all the places where these two intersect. With this in mind, the Chesapeake Digital Humanities Conference invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2022 CDHC on any topic related to the COVID-19 pandemic and/or structural oppressions in public life, and in particular where the two intersect.
The Oxford Medieval Graudate Conference is thrilled to open its call-for-papers for our 2022 conference on 'Medicine and Healing'. The conference will be held in person at Ertegun House, Oxford, on the 21st and 22nd of April, 2022.
We invite graduate students to send proposals of up to 250 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th January, on any topic related to medieval medicine and healing. Examples of areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
Editors Piet Kommers, University of Twente, Netherlands
Jonathan Bishop, Crocels, United Kingdom
Alice Lea, Crocels, United Kingdom
Jacob Wiltshire, Crocels, United Kingdom
William Cordell, Crocels, United Kingdom
This call is for abstract submissions for an international edited collection entitled Taking Control: critical and creative uses of digital tools in screen, literature, graphic texts, and visual culture narratives. Currently I am seeking a number of academics and professionals in the field who might like to send me an abstract for consideration for inclusion in the book.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the deadline for abstracts has been extended: Abstracts now due: 30 April 2022
Memory, Forgetting and Creating - International Interdisciplinary Conference (online - via Zoom)
13-14 January 2022
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora – NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology